Shortlisted entries are those that made it into the second round of judging, which is taking place now. This year’s finalists — entries which will win a Gold, Silver or Bronze Cube or Merit — will be announced later this month.
Germany had a strong showing this year with the top two entrants with the most shortlisted work. Serviceplan Munich leads the way with 51 shortlisted entries for 11 different pieces of work, including 15 for PENNY’s 'The Wish'. Jung von Matt Hamburg is close behind with 50 shortlisted entries, including 21 for 'The Bigger Crash' on behalf of Hyundai.
Rounding out the top 10 are Leo Burnett Chicago with 42 shortlisted entries, Tencent In-House Shenzhen with 36, Dentsu Tokyo with 34, Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco with 29, Spotify In-House New York with 28, The New York Times Magazine with 27, and Scholz & Friends Berlin and Google Brand Studio San Francisco tied with 25 each.
A total of 2,183 entries from 46 counties are shortlisted this year. The top five countries are the US with 984, Germany with 239, China with 234, Canada with 155, and Japan with 128.
The ADC 101st Annual Awards ceremony will take place in person during Creative Week 2022 on Wednesday, May 18th at Gotham Hall in New York. In addition to honouring this year’s Cube winners from around the world, the ceremony will also feature a belated celebration of ADC’s historic 100th anniversary, which was postponed last year due to the pandemic, and include important members and winners from throughout ADC history.
The event will also feature a special presentation of the prestigious Manship Medallion, the original ADC competition award created by famed sculptor Paul Manship who made the Prometheus statue in Rockefeller Centre, to 10 highly accomplished members of the creative community who have had a great impact on ADC through the years.
The complete ADC 101st Annual Awards shortlist is available here.
The One Club for Creativity, producer of The One Show, ADC Annual Awards, Type Directors Club Communication Design and Typeface Design awards, Young Guns and Creative Week, is the world's foremost non-profit organisation whose mission is to support and celebrate the global creative community. The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing, focusing on the creativity of ideas and quality of execution. Established in 1921, the global ADC Annual Awards are the world’s longest continuously running creative award for advertising and design, honouring excellence in craft, design and innovation. Creative Week takes place in May, and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.